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Historical Items

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Item 78859

Tuscan Opera House Dance Program, Dixfield, February 4, 1926

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1926 Location: Dixfield Media: Ink on paper

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Item 101436

Invitation to masquerade dance, Bangor, 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1870-03-22 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

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Item 79312

Dance Ticket, Tuscan Opera House. 1948

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1948-01-24 Location: Dixfield Media: Beige cardstock with black printing

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Tax Records

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Item 69047

915 Ocean Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Danish Park Association Use: Dance Hall

Item 73128

48 Riverside Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dennis D. DeCormier Use: Dance Hall

Item 54647

Assessor's Record, 509 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph R. Rollins et als Use: Dance Hall

Online Exhibits

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Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing Fraternity, City of Bangor, 1868

The waltz and polka were more intimate dances – couples dancing as partners, the man's hand on the woman's waist, the two facing one another – and…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance

Once the Odd Fellows Hall was built in 1909, dances were held there. In the village of Atlantic, during the 1970’s, Mertic Morrison would have music…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Odd Fellows Hall

members. The hall was used for dances, social and religious gatherings, plays, concerts,bingo, fundraisers, town meeting, and the annual eighth grade…

My Maine Stories

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Saturday Evening Dances at the Westport Town Hall
by Deborah G. Greenleaf

Fond Memories of Westport Island

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.

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Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border